Live from the Royal Opera House in London - two acts and one interval.
Presented by Suzy Klein.
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly: a tragic tale of boundless love and selfish betrayal, with undertones of the clashing of two cultures. The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, welcomes soprano Kristine Opolais in the title role, Cio-Cio San, a tender Japanese geisha who's deceived by Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, a thoughtless lieutenant in the US Navy, performed by tenor James Valenti. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Andris Nelsons, take on this, one of Puccini's best scores, much loved for its passion, drama and sensuality. This is a revival of a production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.
Cio-Cio San ..... Kristine Opolais (soprano)
Pinkerton ..... James Valenti (tenor)
Sharpless ..... Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone)
Goro ..... Robin Leggate (tenor)
Suzuki ..... Helene Schneiderman (soprano)
Bonze ..... Jeremy White (bass)
Yamadori ..... Zheng Zhou (baritone)
Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor ..... Andris Nelsons